One of my greatest highlights since becoming a proud Tiger at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was becoming the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) president. I sought out this opportunity in order to make an impact in the pharmacy profession because it has always been my dream to become a pharmacist.
As president, I want to promote the different aspects of the pharmacy profession to fellow students – through sharing knowledge I gained from attending local association meetings and annual conferences around the nation. The APhA-ASP executive board aims to provide opportunities to our fellow colleagues to enhance their professional growth and interest in the field of pharmacy. I want to empower every student to pursue their aspirations and encourage them to attend pharmacy conferences in order to become proactive in our profession.
In the community, I enjoy providing patient care at various health fairs and interacting with diverse populations. Through this service, I hope to inform patients about the role of pharmacists as members of the health care team. Hopefully, the time I spend with them will make a difference and help them take the next step to a healthier life. These acts of kindness and willingness to help others will motivate me to be a better person and to become a great future pharmacist.
Reginald Ramirez ’16
2015-2016 APhA-ASP President
By Reginald Ramirez